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Flashcards in Sonorous Intonations Deck (16)
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Anomaly

- deviation the normal order, form or rule
- abnormality

2

Acute

- deeply perceptive
- severe, intense

3

Crescendo

Increase to climax

4

Din

Loud, continuing noise

5

Dulcet

Melodious

6

Knell

- sound of a funeral bell
- omen of death or failure

7

Obstreperous

Noisy

8

Overture

Introduction, approach

9

Phonic

Pertaining to speech sounds

10

Placid

Calm, mild

11

Sibilance

Hissing sounds

12

Sonorous

Resonant

13

Syncopation

Temporary irregularity in musical rhythm

14

Resonant

Clear, deep, and continuing to sound

15

Requiem

A mass for the repose/remembrance for the souls of the dead

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Effluence

The action of flowing out